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Jul 31, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >> reporter: he defended the use of negative ads saying they are historically messy. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> house and senate leaders have reached an agreement on more sanctions on iran. the new sanctions target energy, shipping and insurance sectors. it's all an effort to curtail tehran's suspected push for nuclear weapons. >>> a year and a half investigation into the failed fast and furious gun smuggling operation says five officials at the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives share much of the blame for what happened. the operation was set up to track guns but some of the weapons wound up at crime scenes. they range from the special agent in charge of the atf's phoenix field division up to the agency's director. this is the first of three reports into the operation. >>> 24-year-old james egan holmes has been officially charged in the colorado movie theater shootings. >> the maximum penalty for a first degree murder charge is the death penalty. hyenas two a-- he faces two attempted first degree murder charges on each of the people killed in the shootings. ed
CBS
Jul 30, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >> you could tell she was going to be the greatest mother of all. for us, she was this angel. >> reporter: she taught second grade at river school on northwest washington, by all accounts an exceptional teacher for the hearing impaired. on the front door there is a tribute to their beloved teacher. >> i brought my son in to see matt and to see jill and i wanted in our own way to be able to tell jill that we loved her. >> reporter: the school set up a tribute page and parents are writing in. one family writes jill loved our son, thomas, and he loved her. we don't know how to tell him she is gone, it will tear up his heart. most of jail's family is in roanoke, virginia where she will be laid to rest sunday. >>> stopping iran from becoming a nuclear nation should be a top objective of israel and america. that is according to mitt romney. he made that comment during his speech in israel this weekend. he also said he supports israel's right to defend itself. the stop in israel is part of an overseas tour romney is making. he heads to poland today. >>> the battle is intensifying. thousands havi
CBS
Jul 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
cross hospital. tell us why you are here. >> from what i understand the tree is on maryland park and planning property and no one can make a decision to cut it and get it out of the way. three people from the tree service is out here and three people from pepco and everybody throws their hands up in the air, so nothing is done. >> reporter: so you have been in the dark and in this mess of wires and trees since friday? >> since friday night, yes, ma'am. >> reporter: tell me what you hope to accomplish. you have a sign that says. >> power for our neighborhood and i hope we get action. i would invite the county executive to come see me today. >> reporter: you are one of the many frustrated folks who say july 6, friday, isn't acceptable. do you think that is just way too long of a wait? >> we heard like monday or tuesday of the following week. so that is too long. >> reporter: in 100 degrees temperature? >> oh yes. my house is probably 180. >> reporter: it is actually much cooler out here. >> much. >> reporter: okay, well ken, i appreciate you being out here and standing up for your
CBS
Jul 20, 2012 4:30am EDT
and temperature picture frames, $20,578 for 4,000 drumsticks to be used during a drum exercise, and $7,697 on a commissioners reception which included a violinist and guitar player. >> it's still blatant abuse of taxpayer dollars and it's going to stop. we'll continue to investigate. >> that was california congressman jeff denham. his house subcommittee has scheduled a hearing into the latest spending irregularity. >>> the pentagon is taking steps to limit leaks of classified information. leon panetta has ordered the senior pentagon officials to monitor all major national level media reports for unauthorized disclosures of secrets. panetta also reiterated the policy that the pentagon's public affairs office should be the only source of defense information provided to the news media. >>> syria's president made his first public appearance since a deadly attack on his top lieutenants. >> manuel gallegus has more. >> reporter: syrian television showed a split screen of president bashar el-assad as the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. criticized a failed diplomatic effort to end the fighting in
CBS
Jul 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
of each day. the next three days ahead will keep us in the middle range. as the forecast goes further on into the week we are going to warm up a little more. fourth of july looks good but we are monitoring the opportunity for afternoon showers and thunderstorms on wednesday. monika? >>> the biggest advice i can give you right now is to know that it is going to be a little tough they are morning to get to work. but to help you out, hov restrictions have been lifted on i-27 0. and 66 east inside the beltway. metro mark is telling us they are on a regular service this morning. again i think you need to give yourself extra time, even if you use public transportation, considering all the factors involved. overall you can see the beltway, beltway is looking fine no issues to report all around town on your major thoroughfares, such at 495. inside the beltway, canal is closed between reservoir and arizona. and the georgetown pike out here at old dominion drive is shut down as well. canal road and also georgetown pike at old dominion drive. other than that, there is a whole list of secondary r
CBS
Jul 6, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >> reporter: with extreme heat forecast for the next several days. pepco has been urging customers to not use unused electric lights and alines. keep they were stats no lower than 78 to dry to reap a recurrence from happening. >>> there are still plenty of your neighbors living without power. dominion, virginia has more than 6600 outages statewide. 887 of those are in northern virginia. pepco reporting 7200 customers are still without power. more than 6500 of them are in montgomery county. and almost 500 in dc. >>> as pepco works to restore power to all of its customers, it is also planning to raise its rates, something in the works before the storm. >>> next week the maryland public service commission is going to decide whether or not to improve a rate increase that pepco wants. scott broom talks to the commission chair about this whole thing. >>> maryland's chief regulator said today pepco may not get all that it wants. >> pepco had not been maintaining its system to the level we expected. >> reminding reporters they have pepco's number that regulators fined the company a million dollars in
CBS
Jul 10, 2012 4:30am EDT
us congress is beginning to listen. >> reporter: buy it in a store, they collect the sales tax. buy it online, they mostly don't collect the sales tax. in the early 1990's, the supreme court said essentially if you don't have a physical presence in a state, you don't have to collect sales tax for that state. >> all we're asking for is for the government to close this loophole, level the playing field and let everybody compete on price in a free market. >> reporter: state governments say they need the money. >> that could mean more teachers. it could mean more police, more firemen. >> reporter: his group estimated an additional revenue of $423 million for virginia last year, 376 million for maryland and $72 million for the district had those taxes been collected. but the online industry says if you include local and county tax, the real unfairness could be ahead. >> nothing could be less fair to america's small businesses than forcing them to collect and remit and file sales taxes for nearly 10,000 different jurisdictions across the country. >> reporter: congress is considering a bil
CBS
Jul 3, 2012 4:30am EDT
that there are lights here, unless you are used to this area. so we want to give a cautionary note to folks, seeing somebody drive right through now, you are supposed to stop in those situations. between novak and dominion virginia power currently 87,000 folks are still in the dark. that represents about 10% of total customers in northern virginia. so virginia dominion, i'll tell you, is working really really hard on this situation. they have about 4000 line workers at work. you are not going to see a lot of them at night and in the early morning hours, that is when folks are going to try to get some rest, they have been working 12 to 16 hour shifts, looking still like the weekend before the outlying power comes back. guys i'm going to send it back to you in the studio. >> good luck. if you are at a hotel and you still don't have power or you are someone still in the dark or you know someone still in the dark, here are some of the phone numbers you can call to report and check the status of power out annuals in your neighborhood. pepco customers 1-877-pepco 62. dominion 1-866-.com help. and the bge
CBS
Jul 11, 2012 4:30am EDT
of this big area of rainfall and we're going to see the main rains stay off to our south. for us isolated shower or storm but really going to be in pennsylvania, the mountains i think a better chance today than around here as temperatures make a run into the upper 80s, close to 90. looking at the forecast the next three days, 89 today, stray thunderstorm. i think rain chances 20%, 30%. tonight we're dipping back into the 70s. some upper 60s in the suburbs. tomorrow 89. a dry day but 90 on friday, chance for an afternoon storm. then temperatures are creeping upwards. over the weekend low to mid-90s even by sunday with scattered afternoon storms. then mid-90s monday and tuesday. chance of storms on monday. 4:46. monika samtani, good morning. >>> good morning. happy birthday, howard. >> thanks again. >> we're going to say that all morning long every single report. happy birthday, howard. things aren't too bad considering we had the storms come through. the rock creek parkway is closed between broad branch and joyce street. on the southbound side of i-270 you should be fine. coming in from ga
CBS
Jul 25, 2012 4:30am EDT
. she was not her but her husband caleb with us critically wounded. the mother and child are in the hospital one floor above the father. the father is in a medically induced coma and showing signs of improvement. >>> more is being released about what happened inside of the theater that night. earlier reports suggest the gunman didn't say anything during his tirade but two people say he did say something. one victim say she heard the suspect scream at people to stand up and then he would pull them up out of their seats. >> reporter: shout what are you doing and i would stand up and he would pick people up. i saw him stand over someone. i just see hair, the shirt and boom. >> the star of the "the dark knight rises" was in the hospital yesterday. christian bale visited the victims. >>> maryland is looking to change the way its residents get guns but it's going to take some effort. >> a federal judge ruled it's unconstitutional to demand someone needs to show a good and substantial reason before they can get a handgun permit. gary nurenberg has more. >> reporter: those who fa
CBS
Jul 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
those little fans made a difference -- >> not really. i barely used it. i've just been sweating a lot. >> reporter: eric parker brought his daughters here from southeast, a family tradition. >> i've been here when i was a kid. i wanted them to experience what i experienced as a kid seeing the fireworks from here. >> reporter: if you have been to d.c., you want to remember this moment. >> it is a great day, july 4th. we're excited to be here. it's just a lot of fun. >> reporter: especially a finale like this. to quote the crowd, "wow." come on, the fourth in d.c., america's birthday, where else do you want to be? gary nurenberg, 9news now. >>> at 4:35, here is a look at other things making news now. fire crews battling the waldon fire just outside colorado springs. colorado hopes to have it fully contained by sunday thanks to rain and cooler temperatures. right now it's 80% contained. a new fire has begun in wyoming inside the national forest. fire crews are battling a huge fire in custer national forest. so far that blaze has burned 15 homes. >>> 31 cars of a freight train jumped the
CBS
Jul 9, 2012 4:30am EDT
, cbs news. >>> time 4:37. coming up at 4:40, howard will let us know how cool we should actually expect to be today. that sounds nice. >> cool is relative. you're advised to check your computer for any computer viruses and we'll tell you why at 4:41. >>> this weekend's extreme heat is going to cause a number of you to have a slow commute this morning. we'll explain why at 4:49. >>> we're back in two minutes with your weather first. you're watching 9news now. >>> it is 4:40 on this wednesday monday morning. we have numerous showers and thunderstorms out there. nothing severe. go have a flood warning in frederick county till 5:45 this morning. showers and storms will be tapering off later this morning. maybe a lingering shower midday. partly sunny with highs in the mid to possibly upper 80s. we can handle that i'll be back with the seven-day forecast in seven minutes. here's monika with time saver traffic. >>> a huge tree has fallen across the gw parkway northbound. it's blocked before the parkway. park police are on the scene. i'll have more on that and a situation on route 50 in marylan
CBS
Jul 23, 2012 4:30am EDT
and appalled hole him may have used some of their gear in the massacre. >> police are investigating several other packages that were shipped to james holmes' home and the university of colorado where hole him was a graduate student. >>> the colorado shooting has reignited the gun control debate. members of jesse jackson's rainbow push collision were at magic johnson's theater. they are calling for lawmakers to be proactive to prevent the next massacre which includes reinstating the country's ban on assault weapons. >> weapons are intended for mass destruction. there is no need for an assault weapon to be in the hands of your everyday citizen. >> the ban on assault weapons expired eight years ago. new york mayor michael bloomberg says president owe bam in and mitt romney need to end their carefully guarded silence on gun control. >>> it is 4:31. here are some of the other stories making news now this morning. harsh punishments for penn state. the ncaa will announce corrective and punitive measures against the university at a 9:00 a.m. news conference today all in connection with the jerry sa
CBS
Jul 27, 2012 4:30am EDT
her. you didn't see us walking around your car? >> no, i'm not going to lie, i didn't see you all. >> reporter: the best way is still the very obvious. don't leave any valuables in plain sight and leave your windows up instead of down and always be aware of your surroundings. if you have any information regarding these particular robberies, prince george's county police are asking you give them a call. i'm ken molestina, 9news now. >>> this has been going on since late february. jack taylor toyota was hit three times. police believe two steal the cash and two others are lookouts. if you recognize the suspects in the video please call alexandria police. >>> another child is dead after a gun accident. this time, in maryland. the sheriff's office says a 13- year-old boy may have shot an 11-year-old girl with a hunting weapon. the girl was taken to the hospital. according to delmarva now the girl has died. >>> neighbors of the family of the 4-year-old who accidentally shot himself in the head have been showing their support by leaving flowers and teddy bears. police say kyrell mcneil
CBS
Jul 17, 2012 4:30am EDT
of control and oversight at hsbc created an environment which allowed that bank to be used to launder drug money from around the world. a u.s. senate investigation revealed that executives of europe's largest bank ignored regular complaints from bank employees which allowed the laundering to take place for at least eight years. the senate report also says a failure to act by u.s. regulators led billions of dollars in drug money from mexican cartels to be laundered through hsbc. the report also says suspicious funding from syria, the cayman islands, iran and saudi arabia also passed through the bank. the u.s. senate is scheduled to hold a hearing into this matter later today. >>> later today, an ntsb team is going to arrive in maryland to investigate a deadly plane crash in laytonsville. a 1964 beach craft a23 went down just before 7:30 last night near davis airport. it came to a stop in a wooded area just beyond the airport's runway. it was carrying a pilot and a flight instructor. the flight instructor was killed in the crash. the pilot was flown to a local hospital. an eyewitness said th
CBS
Jul 18, 2012 4:30am EDT
ago that the u.s. attorney revealed an illegal shadow campaign for vincent gray. >> the 2010 mayoral election was constructed by massive infusion of cash that was illegally concealed from the voters of the district. >> reporter: within a day, political enemies began to line up. >> he is the beneficiary of that illegal activity and as such, i believe he should resign. >> reporter: gray has been insistent. >> i'm not going to be resigning. >> reporter: and some area church leaders want him to stick to that insistence. >> there's no need to rush to judgment. there's an investigation going on. the city has been already through trauma and drama with the resignation of two city councils. and it's the role of elected leadership at this point to be sober, reflective, to help unify the city and lead the city in that way and not to continue to spiral into the divisiveness when people operate out of their own self- interests. the calls for the mayor's resignation were premature, personal, political and aggrandizement and we need to say to folks simmer down, calm down. we need to have unity to m
CBS
Jul 19, 2012 4:30am EDT
says the buses weren't built to be used as often or run as hard as montgomery county transit officials have been ordering. in a statement county executive ike leggett said in quote, the bottom line is removing the buses from service is the right thing to do to ensure the safety of the public and our bus drivers. >> they finally can take a deep breath and not worry about getting on the bus and not knowing when it was going to go up in flames. >> reporter: it ends the fight to get the buses off the streets. in montgomery county, ken molestina, 9news now. >> those pictures are amazing. temporary replacement buses have been brought in until the county get as new permanent fleet. the change will affect some routes today. the routes will be placed on a holiday schedule now. if you'd like to find out what schedule your entails, go to our wusa9.com -- to our wusa9 website. >>> the supreme court justice john roberts has temporarily blocked a maryland court of appeals ruling which barred the practice of collecting d.n.a. alonso king, jr. was found guilty of 2003 rape after his d.n.a. was collect
CBS
Jul 13, 2012 4:30am EDT
, where's the -- the story that tells us where he's going? and i think that was a legitimate criticism. >> reporter: the president said it spared a question about everything about a presidential candidate and the obama campaign has questions about mitt romney's time at bain capital. a report from the "boston globe" shows rom know filed paperwork with the government where he claimed to be the sole owner and ceo of the private firm as late as 2002. the romney campaign says he had no input on investments or management of the company after he left to take charge of the winter olympics in 1999. at the heart of the issue, who was in charge of bane during the years from 1999 until 2001? that was the time period when bain ran companies that went bankrupt. is and invested in -- and invested in others that shipped jobs overseas. the obama campaign has been running ads for weeks hammering romney over the outsourcing issue. >> it's false and misloading. >> reporter: the romney campaign is now hitting back with its own ads. >> the obama outsourcing attacks -- misleading, unfair, and untrue. >> repo
CBS
Jul 24, 2012 4:30am EDT
to shoot someone he used to work with before he was pulled over sunday morning. >>> this morning penn state university is facing a potential exodus of star athletes after being slammed with unprecedented penalties. >> this is after the pre-report found top university officials covered up reports of assistant football coach sexually assaulting boys for decades. the sanctions include five years on probation, a $60 million fine that penn state plans to pay the five in five annual installments so $12 million. the university is not allowed to make cuts to other sports in order to save money. all of penn state's wins since 1998 will be vacated. that's 112 wins in all. the ncaa also banned the football team from playing in any bowl game for the next four years. also a reduced number of scholarships the team can offer. it was 25. now 15 scholarships and that is in place for four years. >> no price the ncaa can levy will repair the grievous damage inflicted by jerry sandusky on his victims. however, we can make clear that the culture, actions and inactions that allowed them to be victimized will not
CBS
Jul 12, 2012 4:30am EDT
people on capitol hill that work against us and i'm sure they'll find some way to use it. >> reporter: district shadow center michael brown has long been an advocate for d.c. statewood. he believes a dark cloud over the current administration does no good for the cause. >> i don't think it has a long- term impact, but in the short run, you're -- the distracters always use things against you. >> reporter: he's staying optimistic but other washingtonians who favor statehood are a lot more critical. he says until d.c. can prove it's ethical about campaigns and finances, congress will never entertain the thought of giving district control over its own budget. >> it looks bad with congress being here when d.c. vote -- with d.c. voting rights. not going to happen easily. >> i don't think it's going to go. it's going to hurt d.c. >> it's an image that they have trouble governing emthere was and -- themselves and doesn't look good for statehood. >> reporter: shadow senator michael brown says in the future he hopes people will look at not who washingtonians elect but who he says washingtonians
CBS
Jul 16, 2012 4:30am EDT
before. customers have a right to reliable. the glitch works against people wanting to use metro and that is a bad thing. >> we'll get an answer. we are all very frustrated. >> reporter: metro says there was no power outage, they didn't lose communication with trains and the system which indicates the proper distance between trains remained operational. but metro still doesn't know why this happened. so they will have extra staff at key locations during the morning commute to respond quickly if this happens again. sue rae chin, 9news now. >>> metro officials say there were no system shutdowns on sunday and they don't expect problems this morning. >>> today the montgomery planning board will hear a proposal on a light rail service for chevy chase lake. it would unite 380 acres. planners say the rail service would unclog rush hour traffic along connecticut avenue. the proposal also calls for the creation of a new town center with highrise office and residential buildings. also a new public park, playground and bike trails. >>> when sacked sai exactly -- exactly did dc mayor vincent
CBS
Jul 26, 2012 4:30am EDT
but experts say not to expert closure. >> there's nothing that this individual could say to us that would cause us and the general public to sit back and say, now i understand why you did this. >> reporter: defense attorneys got their first look inside holmes' apartment where authorities say he had planned to kill police officers using a complex network of booby traps, explosives and chemicals. police have finally released released holmes' apartment building from being a crime scene and displaced residents will now be allowed back home. work crews spent the day repairing damage to the building caused during the police investigation. people continue to heal as well. mourners shed tears at a memorial across the street from the theater. earlier the first memorial service paid tribute to 51-year- old gordon cowden who took his teenage girls to the movies friday. his girls were not hurt. cbs news, aurora, colorado. >>> here's a look at some of the other stories making headlines this morning. in san diego, a 4-month-old girl is alive after police say her mother left her in a hot car while she s
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